Margaret O'Gorman

President, Wildlife Habitat Council

In her role as President, Margaret works with multinational corporations to develop integrated strategies to implement conservation projects, employee engagement and community outreach to meet business needs and, in so doing, enhance and restore biodiversity and ecosystems. She helps WHC members build sustainability into their conservation efforts through recognition, employee education and meaningful partnerships with national and international NGO’s. Margaret led the development and production of WHC Conservation Certification, which will serve to define the standard for corporate conservation worldwide.

Prior to joining WHC, she served as the Executive Director of Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey where she transformed the little-known statewide non-profit into a well-respected and effective organization focused on rare and imperiled wildlife protection and recovery in the Garden State. Margaret’s extensive fundraising and development experience comes from almost a decade in lead development roles at New Jersey Future and the Pinelands Preservation Alliance. She began her career in education publishing, developing an expertise in secondary and university STEM education.

Margaret has been involved in non-profit organizational development and governance through past and current board service most notably as the founding president of the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and president of the board of Earthshare New Jersey.

She holds a BSc in geology and geophysics from University College Ireland, Galway and a Masters in Micropaleontology from the University of Southampton, UK. She currently resides in Washington, D.C.